Daily Archives: September 2, 2011

David Miscavige Destroys Freedom

David Miscavige reached another milestone today.   He killed another once-wonderful creation of L Ron Hubbard: Freedom Magazine.

While Jim Lynch and a cameraman assaulted Mosey and I at the check in line at Phoenix International Airport this morning, with Lynch attacking Mosey’s father in bargain, in the name of “Freedom” something was going viral on the internet.

The story about Freedom Magazine’s idiotic attack on The New Yorker, first published by Tony Ortega at the Village Voice, was being picked up by the New York Times and a number of other publications.

LRH wrote numerous articles on social issues for Freedom Magazine in the sixties and seventies. He established the policy for the publication to clean up rotten spots in society.  That policy was pretty much adhered to for more than twenty years.  Hubbard essays were reprinted during those years flanked by real investigations into societal ills by Freedom staff.

Miscavige  changed all that.  And he started Freedom’s death throes two years ago with 80 pages devoted to attacking Scientologists who had attempted to clean up his own mega rotten spots .  Freedom has done nothing but since.

Its latest edition on the New Yorker is no exception.  Except now it seems everybody but David Miscavige understands that Freedom, after his hijacking, has become something worse than a laughing stock.

Just take a look at some of the articles below on Miscavige’s latest PR coup.  He has managed to take a six month old shellacking of Radical Scientology and just about the time when most people lost interest he managed to have it linked anew, through Freedom Magazine, to numerous credible publications across the US.

In the bargain, I believe he has irreversibly painted Freedom magazine in the public mind as worse than a joke – instead it is now known as an inane, juvenile reflection of Miscavige’s own psyche.

This is not a minor issue.  If anyone in the Guardian’s Office or the Office of Special Affairs had managed to pull this stunt during the life time of L Ron Hubbard, I guarantee you that person would have been  declared in a New York minute.

David Miscavige killed Freedom.

Scientology Strikes Back at

The New Yorker

New York Times (blog) – Jeremy W. Peters – ‎Aug 31, 2011‎
The Church of Scientology is certainly no shrinking violet when it comes to defending itself. Known for its aggressive litigiousness and scorched-earth public relations approach, the church’s latest target is The New Yorker , which 
Hollywood Reporter – Sofia M. Fernandez – ‎6 hours ago‎
The Church of Scientology has published a 52-page glossy magazine mocking The New Yorker. The impetus for the parody publication was “The Apostate,” a February New Yorker article detailing Crash director Paul Haggis’ disillusion and exit from the 

Scientologists Publish Fake ‘New Yorker‘ After Critical Article

Death and Taxes – Andrew Belonsky – ‎12 hours ago‎
The Church of Scientology distributed a fake ‘New Yorker‘ magazine outside magazine publisher Condé Nast’s office yesterday. Why? Because they wanted editorial revenge. ‘TheNew Yorker‘ shed a bright 

Scientologists vs. New Yorker: Parody Hits Out At Lawrence Wright (PHOTO)

Huffington Post – Jerry Barry – ‎Aug 31, 2011‎
The Church of Scientology is hitting back at the New Yorker with their own parody of the magazine, entirely devoted to criticizing Lawrence Wright’s journalism. It’s not the first time that Freedom has been used to attack a member of the media. 

Scientologists‘ angry response to New Yorker article–it’s all out war now

God Discussion – Dakota O’Leary – ‎7 hours ago‎
Turning the other cheek does not appear to be something the Church of Scientology is especially well versed at doing. The issue? An article in the New Yorker by Lawrence Wright called Paul Haggis vs. The Church of Scientology. The Church has responded 

Scientologists target magazine

Albany Times Union – Jeremy W. Peters – ‎21 hours ago‎
Known for its aggressive litigiousness and scorched-earth public relations approach, the church’s latest target is The New Yorker, which in February published a 25000-word article that painted Scientology as corrupt and cultish. 

A Peek Inside the Church of Scientology’s Fake New Yorker

The Atlantic Wire – ‎Aug 31, 2011‎
Members of the Church of Scientology handed out New Yorker-like copies of their in-house magazine Freedom in front of Condé Nast’s midtown Manhattan offices on Wednesday. The new issue consists exclusively of a “special report” on The New Yorker’s 

Scientologists Handing Out Anti-New Yorker Pamphlets Outside Conde Nast Building

New York Observer – Kat Stoeffel – ‎Aug 31, 2011‎
“But the real public for those things is [Church of Scientology leader] David Miscavige. He looks at them and chuckles. And he has spent hours and hours talking about the New Yorker and Larry Wright and Paul Haggis and Marty Rathbun and Mike Rinder. 

Scientology’s Freedom Magazine Goes After The New Yorker With Gaudy Spoof

Business Insider – ‎Aug 31, 2011‎
This morning, Conde Nasties and passersby on 42nd St. were greeted by Scientologists handing out copies of the new issue of their Freedom magazine—which is a spoof of TheNew Yorker. Stick it to the man, Scientology! The Scientologists are still mad 

Church of Scientology registers protest over New Yorker story

National Post (blog) – ‎11 hours ago‎
Anyone who thought the Church of Scientology would take the high road in response to a critical New Yorker story probably didn’t read said story very closely. According to the New York Observer, a trio of church representatives spent Wednesday morning 

Scientologists Ape The New Yorker

mediabistro.com – Chris O’Shea – ‎Aug 31, 2011‎
By Chris O’Shea on August 31, 2011 3:12 PM A group of Scientologists staked out the Conde Nast building this morning and handed out an issue of the organization’s magazine Freedom, which was a parody of The New Yorker. Animal New York says that the 

Scientologists Made a Mock New Yorker Magazine

New York Magazine – ‎Aug 31, 2011‎
Members of the Church of Scientology spent the morning outside the Condé Nast building handing out free copies of the Eustace Tilley–teasing issue of their new magazine Freedom, which comes complete with a DVD and the headline: “The New Yorker: What a